Decorating your home can be expensive. The constant changing of holidays and seasons could make you go broke with all the cute options of stuff to buy. I love to decorate for the holidays and adding slight changes to represent the current season but have come up with some frugal ways to make it possible. I want to show you one of my tricks today with my new summer wreath.
I created a simple rustic wreath for our old front door. My wreath was simple in color and design because the door was a bright cherry red. They looked good together. After moving and trying to put that same wreath on our now dark burgundy door, it just didn’t give the same warm feel. The wreath got lost and looked old and bland.
I decided to spice it up with some new elements to create a new wreath while recycling parts of the old wreath. By using parts of the old wreath, I kept the cost down for a new wreath. Here you can see my old wreath with the new flowers I bought to help spice it up.
The frist thing I did was to strip my old wreath of everything I had added to it. I pulled off all the flowers and kind of created two piles out of the stuff. One pile was elements I thought I was going to throw away and the other was stuff I wanted to try to use again.
Next, I pulled off all my fake flowers off the long stems they came on.
I placed them onto my wreath mixed in with the burlap elements from my old wreath that I wanted to try to use again. I played around with the placement of all the different pieces.
Once I had them laid out in a way I liked, I pulled out my hot glue gun and started hot glueing them all into place.
After they were all hot glued, my new wreath was complete! I think the new flowers cost about $8.00 all together, so I got a whole new wreath that matched my flower pots and taste perfectly for $8.00.
I love the way the front entrance of our house now looks. The new wreath and flower pots really helped spruce up our front porch. What about you? Have you ever destroyed something you created to create something new?